The Gospel of John and the Gnostic myth of redemption
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The Gospel of John and the Gnostic myth of redemption


Last weekend I checked in for a three-day time-out at my local monastery to prepare for Christmas. The countdown to Christmas is on and for many, the Advent season is one of the most beautiful in the year. But! Have we ever realized, that this story with Mary and Joseph and birth of the Messiah … Continue reading

The wolf in us from an Jungian view: “lupus est homo homini”
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The wolf in us from an Jungian view: “lupus est homo homini”


Recently I attended a catholic retreat in a Benedictine mountain monastery.  The theme was: The wolf in us.  We discussed the archetypes and myths of the wolf, a topic I had explored in great length before, their archetypes here and here. The point was raised, that the wolf represents greed, one of the seven deadly sins.  What … Continue reading

Pope Francis refers to “sweet and comforting joy of evangelizing” and warns against “theological narcissism”.
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Pope Francis refers to “sweet and comforting joy of evangelizing” and warns against “theological narcissism”.


Pope Francis has already warned the Catholic  Cardinals of an “egocentric church”. “The evil which develop in the course of the time in the church institutions have her root in this self-centeredness”, said Jorge Mario Bergoglio according to Radio Vatican before the cardinals. The archbishop of Havana, cardinal Jaime Ortega, has published this “inflammatory speech” against “theological … Continue reading

Charismatic Roman-Catholic’s with Pope Francis?
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Charismatic Roman-Catholic’s with Pope Francis?


Charismatic Christian (Whitsun) movements have been a huge challenge for the Roman-Catholic church in Africa, South America and India largely ignored by Europe’s clerical mainstream. I was first made aware of this by Philip Jenkins “The Next Christendom”.  He gives not an entirely optimistic analysis but a profoundly helpful up-to-date eye opener. To me the election of … Continue reading

2013 Conclave Easter of Abraxas or Pentecostal ? A Jungian view
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2013 Conclave Easter of Abraxas or Pentecostal ? A Jungian view


Most Christians will follow the lead of the new elected Pope in Rome and celebrate Easter in four weeks.  This article will try to summarise the narrative of Jesus’ Passion  (the period  between Easter and Ascension) based on some Gnostic writings. We will particularly view the 1500 year old scripts of the  Nag Hammadi library discovered in Egypt in 1945 and show … Continue reading

The Templars – Gods militia or Gnostic warlords?
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The Templars – Gods militia or Gnostic warlords?


Things are never as they appear but also not otherwise The Templars were the first  trans-national  financial and military organisation,  comparable to a blend of Goldman & Sachs,  Benedictine Monks and a Blackwater mercenaries elite force. Their secrecy, might and  military achievements created awe, envy and myths. Hazy beginnings and their vanishing twenty years later allowed numerous conspiration theories. As soldiers they were the … Continue reading

The pope steps down – a philosopher hunted down.
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The pope steps down – a philosopher hunted down.


This is a sad day: “Der Lotse geht von Bord”. Our great spiritual and intellectual leader leaves the ship. I have respect for his decision, which must not have been an easy one for this modest man. I want to discuss the spiritual and political background of this. Spiritual consequences I pray that he has still enough time left and for his … Continue reading